Today I have two cards both with a stencil embossed background. It is quite subtle but gives just enough texture to make the card a bit more interesting.
For both cards I used Hero Arts Antique Butterfly and Flowers Framelets set, a sentiment from Messages with a Flourish embossed with HA white embossing powder with the dogwood flower stamped with HA soft granite shadow ink.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the backgrounds with this sandwich – bottom up – C, B, tan mat, cardstock, stencil, B and two pieces of thin cardboard as a shim – ran it back and forth twice.
On the first card I used the Tweed stencil and on the second one the Elegant Pine stencil. The pink flower was colored with Copics. Also die cut the flower again in black as a extra layer for definition. Black seed beads in the flower centers give a little more texture also.
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